Kane compared to Gerd Muller by Italia 90 winning captain

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Dom Le Roy

Lothar Matthaus claims England captain Harry Kane reminds him of another German legend in Gerd Müller.

The veteran of five FIFA World Cups, including Italia 90, claims Kane has an instinctive finishing ability which is eerily reminiscent of the former Bayern Munich striker.

Harry did of course score both goals as the Three lions left it late to beat Tunisia, and Matthaus, who famously lead West Germany to victory over England in the Semi Finals at Italia 90 and made a record 25 World Cup Finals appearances, believes the England striker could even be a more complete player than Muller.

Speaking in The Sun, he said of Kane: “For me, it was like watching Gerd Muller in his prime — they were exactly the sort of goals he scored.That ability to be where you need to find space in the box when there shouldn’t be any space, is an instinct all the great goalscorers have.

He added: “Gerd was the best Germany have ever had — scoring 68 goals in just 62 caps between 1966 and 1974.He didn’t score too many special goals but he was always there, as if he knew where the ball would be.”

Muller is the third-highest goalscorer in World Cup history, he also scored 365 goals in the Bundesliga, but Matthaus thinks Kane has better leadership qualities.

“In some ways there is more to Harry’s game than Gerd had,”:he added.”He works so hard, is strong and is prepared to run all game, to sacrifice himself for the side. He does whatever the team needs.

He added;“Even after just a few games, I see a great captain.You see it in his mentality, his body language and everything tells me the other players also think he is a very good guy.”

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